Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Cabbage white (male)

Pieris rapae


A medium-sized butterfly with creamy white wings. Black smudge markings on wingtips. Males have one black spot on forewings (females have two). The wingspan of adults is roughly 32–47 mm (1.3–1.9 in).


Spotted in the backyard.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


jazz.mann 2 months ago

yes it did. I normally use a google A/I app called lens to ID stuff, but the butterfly was hiding in some catnip and the app couldn't differentiate it out b/c it was too obscured, but the wingtips and the single spot were clearly visible. LOL.

Brian38 2 months ago

I'm glad this spotting helped you jazz.mann.

jazz.mann 2 months ago

thanks for this Brian, it was instrumental in helping me ID the same butterfly I spotted a few days ago and wouldn't have had a clue!

Spotted by

Federal Way, Washington, United States

Spotted on Jul 3, 2021
Submitted on Jul 4, 2021

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team